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Authors: Youssef Meguebli 1 ; Mouna Kacimi 2 ; Bich-liên Doan 1 and Fabrice Popineau 1

Affiliations: 1 SUPELEC Systems Sciences (E3S), France ; 2 Free University of Bozen-Bolzano, Italy

Keyword(s): Opinion Ranking, Opinion Mining, Topic Aspects Extraction.

Related Ontology Subjects/Areas/Topics: Artificial Intelligence ; Knowledge Discovery and Information Retrieval ; Knowledge-Based Systems ; Soft Computing ; Symbolic Systems ; Web Mining

Abstract: The number of opinions in news media platforms is increasing dramatically with daily news hits, and people spending more and more time to discuss topics and share experiences. Such user generated content represents a promising source for improving the effectiveness of news articles recommendation and retrieval. However, the corpus of opinions is often large and noisy making it hard to find prominent content. In this paper, we tackle this problem by proposing a novel scoring model that ranks opinions based on their relevance and prominence. We define the prominence of an opinion using its relationships with other opinions. To this end, we (1) create a directed graph of opinions where each link represents the sentiment an opinion expresses about another opinion (2) propose a new variation of the PageRank algorithm that boosts the scores of opinions along links with positive sentiments and decreases them along links with negative sentiments. We have tested the effectiveness of our model through extensive experiments using three datasets crawled from CNN, Independent, and The Telegraph Web sites . The experiments show that our scoring model achieves high quality results. (More)


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Meguebli, Y.; Kacimi, M.; Doan, B. and Popineau, F. (2014). Exploiting Social Debates for Opinion Ranking. In Proceedings of the International Conference on Knowledge Discovery and Information Retrieval (IC3K 2014) - KDIR; ISBN 978-989-758-048-2; ISSN 2184-3228, SciTePress, pages 250-260. DOI: 10.5220/0005081702500260

author={Youssef Meguebli. and Mouna Kacimi. and Bich{-}liên Doan. and Fabrice Popineau.},
title={Exploiting Social Debates for Opinion Ranking},
booktitle={Proceedings of the International Conference on Knowledge Discovery and Information Retrieval (IC3K 2014) - KDIR},


JO - Proceedings of the International Conference on Knowledge Discovery and Information Retrieval (IC3K 2014) - KDIR
TI - Exploiting Social Debates for Opinion Ranking
SN - 978-989-758-048-2
IS - 2184-3228
AU - Meguebli, Y.
AU - Kacimi, M.
AU - Doan, B.
AU - Popineau, F.
PY - 2014
SP - 250
EP - 260
DO - 10.5220/0005081702500260
PB - SciTePress